Weekend News Roundup! Women of the World Unite

Published January 22, 2017

Happy Monday. Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend, like marching for your human rights! 

• Women (and men) came together all over the world to protest Donald Trump’s unapologetic sexism and disregard for the rights of women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community. Some of our favorite poster slogans included “Fuck You Cheeto Voldemort,” “Keep Your Rosaries Off Our Ovaries,” “I Marched Before I Could Walk,” and an image of Patrick Stewart as Star Trek’s Captain Picard with his face in his hands—carried at one point by Sir Ian McKellan. Here are some emotional photos from marches in Washington, D.C., New York, Paris, London, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Nairobi, San Francisco, Belgrade, Jackson, Durban, Philadelphia, Melbourne, Boston, Macau, Atlanta, Budapest, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Auckland, and many other areas around the world. [NYT, Twitter]

• Convicted rapist Roman Polanski has been appointed as the head of France’s César Awards, much to the dismay of the women of d’Oser le Feminisme. [THR]

• White supremacist Richard Spencer got punched in the face during a TV interview. Killer Mike was okay with it. [CNN, Pitchfork]

• M. Night Shyamalan’s Split won the box office. [BOM]

• The Sundance Film Festival fell victim to unknown hackers, who shut down the festival’s box office on Saturday. [Variety]

• Aziz Ansari hosted SNL (“Donald Trump is basically the Chris Brown of politics, and ‘Make America Great Again,’ is his ‘These hoes ain’t loyal'”). [NBC]

• Alanis Morissette’s former manager admitted to stealing $5 million dollars from her. [The Guardian]